2. There are Risk Factors
While the exact cause of this disease hasn’t been pinpointed, there apparently have been some risk factors associated with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. For example, the Mayo Clinic notes that women are more likely to develop the disorder.
Surprisingly, middle-aged people are most at risk (although anyone at any age can have it), adds the source. Having another autoimmune disease like arthritis can also boost your chances of developing Hashimoto’s, as well as those who work in an environment where they’re exposed to environmental radiation.